Jon Mårdalen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJon Olsson•Mårdalen
Used nameJon•Mårdalen
Born18 August 1895 in Tinn, Vestfold og Telemark (NOR)
Died5 December 1977 in Tinn, Vestfold og Telemark (NOR)
AffiliationsTinn Skilag, Tinn (NOR)
NOC Norway


Jon Mårdalen came from the traditional ski county Telemark, and was primarily a cross-country specialist, although he placed fourth in the 1923 Holmenkollen Nordic combined event. After returning home from the 1924 Winter Olympics, he placed third in the Holmenkollen 50 km, his best ever placing in the famous ski festival in Oslo. Mårdalen ended his competitive career after the 1926 season. His son Kjetil Mårdalen competed in Nordic Combined in the 1956 games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Jon Mårdalen
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4

Olympic family relations